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Daily Joke: Three Contractors Meet Saint Peter At the Pearly Gates

Gracious Egedegbe
Apr 10, 2021
01:10 A.M.
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Today's joke is about how three close friends who are contractors met Saint Peter at heaven's pearly gates after they fell victim to a fatal truck crash.


Harry, William, and Anthony have been friends for nearly half a decade. They worked together, planned family outings, and often unwind in the same bar.

This Sunday evening, they met at a bar to celebrate a new contract. As they made a toast, a heavy-duty truck ran into the building, injuring many, but killing the three contractors.

Stairway to heaven. | Photo: Freepik


These peculiar friends ended up in front of a pearly gate in heaven, with Saint Peter as the lord and master over the entrance. The gate was slightly tilted, and it was evident that with no imminent repair, it could collapse. 

So the heavenly being asked the first contractor for an estimate to fix the structure. Harry walked in and out of the gate, analyzed it, and gave Saint Peter a $750 bill.

The Saint thought about trying the next man to see if it would be cheaper. William carried the same analysis and produced a $1,500 estimate.

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Before Saint Peter reached Anthony, the contractor issued an estimate of $2750. When asked how he arrived at such a high number without examining the work, he said:

"It's easy Saint Peter. $1000 for you, $1000 for me, and $750 for Harry!"

Joke number two is about Charles, a wealthy but stingy man who instructed his wife, Grace, to bury him with all his money. Grace made the promise with all her heart.

A cemetery graveyard with white tombstones. | Photo: Shutterstock


Finally, when her husband died after suffering a respiratory illness, she cried, of course, but remembered to keep her promise. While the undertakers got ready to lay the coffin at the funeral ceremony, the widow stopped them and inserted a box inside it.

Her friend Eugenie looked shocked. A few seconds later, she tapped Grace and asked if she foolishly kept her promise to Charles.

The 62-year-old explained that she is a loyal wife and a Christian who would never go back on her word. She had gathered all her husband's wealth in her account and wrote him a cheque that was kept safely in the box!


Another money-conscious man Fred died at age 88 after a sudden heart attack. However, he kept $50,000 for his funeral. Fred's last wish was to have a memorable memorial stone erected, and he wanted the event to be the talk of the town.

His much younger wife Rose prepared a mini-lavish burial ceremony. At the end of the eventful day, she proudly told her friend that the deceased would be pleased with the outcome. Sadie nodded and asked if she used the full money for the ceremony. Rose smiled and said:

"Of course! I used $6,500 for the ceremony, donated $500 to the priests, $500 for food and drinks, and used $42,500 for a memorial stone with 7½ carats."


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Sources: Jokeswarehouse, Startsat60, Startsat60